Describe a Hotel You Stayed in | IELTS Cue Card Topic Question & Answer


IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 Cue Card Topic Questions

Describe a hotel you have stayed in

You should say:
  • where the hotel is
  • why you stayed at that particular hotel
  • what the view from the hotel is like
and explain what makes the hotel special.




IELTS Cue Card Speaking Answer | Describe a Hotel

So, about 6 months ago I was sent by my company to solve a problem for a client. The client was located in a remote island off the mainland and so I had to drive to the coast and then take a flight to the island.

It was the first time I had ever been in such a small plane – there were only six passengers and there wasn’t much room – but the most amazing thing was that the plane actually landed on the beach when new arrived at the island, well, when I say beach it was more like a field which was beside the sea – with a bit of sand.

Anyway, the plan had been to go there early in the morning and then fly back late afternoon because there were only two flights that day; one in and one out. Unfortunately, while I was there the weather turned really bad and a really strong storm moved in from the sea and so it was impossible to fly out in the afternoon.

So someone at the company I had been visiting arranged a local hotel for me to stay at until the next day, when hopefully I would be able to fly out again. The hotel, like the plane, was really small – I think there were only four rooms, but it was so cool! It was like an old farmhouse with a big open fire, and the owner, a middle-aged lady, was really friendly and made sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed.

When dinner was served in the evening I met another guest and we chatted while eating and then had a coffee afterwards and the owner also joined us and told us a little more about life there and her hotel. It was really fascinating – I’d never stayed anywhere so remote before, so it was quite an adventure.

As for the view from the hotel, that night it wasn’t very impressive because all you could see was the rain and some of the lights along the coast – but early the next morning when the sun came up it was quite spectacular to see the light bouncing of the ocean and the birds flying around.

The storm had passed but the waves were still crashing onto the shore and you could see some of the fishing boats in the harbor as well, so it was really quite picturesque.

Anyway, by about midday the pilot had gotten the all clear to fly again and shortly after that we were off and flying back to the mainland.

I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels over the years, but I’ll never forget that one – it was just so different; more like staying with an old friend in their house because the atmosphere was very homey and not like most commercial hotels.

Possible Follow up Questions

  • What are the some factors which make a good hotel?
  • Are there any advantages to staying in a hotel rather than staying with a relative in their home?








Actual IELTS speaking test questions
NEW IELTS Speaking Test
What do you do to stay healthy?
IELTS, Which TV show do you enjoy watching?
NEW IELTS Speaking Test
Which TV drama series do you enjoy watching?
IELTS, hometown, shopping, rainy weather, ecommerce
NEW IELTS Speaking Test
How do you shop? What have you bought recently?
Why is travel abroad popular with young people? Tourism, Cultural Invasion
Travel & Tourism
Is cultural invasion a threat?
5 Tips for Receiving Feedback from Your Boss
Feedback & Comments
5 tips when your boss gives you feedback...
Recent IELTS Speaking Questions - Volunteering, Neighbors, Arriving Early, Technology & Time Management, Punctuality
Recent IELTS Exam Questions
Latest IELTS Speaking Questions - Describe a useful website you have used
Latest IELTS Cue Card Describe a useful website you have used...
Latest IELTS Speaking Questions - describe a plant or flower important for your country
Latest IELTS Cue Card Describe an important plant or flower in your country...
IELTS cue card - describe someone you worked or studied with who helped you
IELTS Cue Card Describe a helpful person you know...
Recent IELTS speaking test - describe someone you know who has lived abroad
IELTS Cue Card Describe someone who has lived abroad
Recent IELTS speaking test - describe a change in your life
Recent IELTS Cue Card
Describe a change in your life
IELTS Cue Card Describe Best Childhood Memory
Recent IELTS Cue Card
Describe a childhood memory
IELTS Cue Card Describe an achievement
NEW IELTS Cue Card
Describe an achievement you are proud of...
IELTS Cue Card Describe a painting
NEW IELTS Cue Card
Describe a painting or other art work...
NEW IELTS Speaking Test
Describe a sport you would like to learn, dancing, sport & the media...
Describe a discussion with a stranger
NEW IELTS Speaking Test
politeness, chatting, birthdays, gadgets, reality TV...
clothing
IELTS Cue Card
Clothing you received as a gift, clothes, fashion, gifts, shopping...
A free gift you received when you bought something
IELTS Cue Card
A free gift you got when you...
September IELTS speaking test questions
September IELTS Speaking Test
FULL Part 1, Part2, Part 3
IELTS Cue Card - Describe the stage of life you enjoyed the most
IELTS Speaking Topic
Mobile phones +'ves & -'ves
IELTS Cue Card - Describe the stage of life you enjoyed the most
IELTS Cue Card
Describe the most enjoyable stage of life
IELTS Cue Card - Describe an interesting building
IELTS Cue Card
Describe an interesting building you visited ...
IELTS Cue Card - Describe a rule you had to obey at school
IELTS Cue Card Describe a rule ...
IELTS Cue card - an interesting person
IELTS Cue Card Describe an interesting person you met
Cambridge IELTS Book 12 Speaking Tests & Answers
2017 Official IELTS Book 12 Tests Full Speaking Tests
IELTS Cue Card - Talk about a married couple who inspire you
IELTS Cue Card
Talk about a married couple
IELTS Cue Cards 2017
IELTS Cue Card 2017 Describe riots in another country
IELTS Cue Card - Late for an appointment
IELTS Cue Card Late for an appointment
IELTS Cue Card - something you bought but don't often use
IELTS Cue Card Describe something you bought but don't often use
IELTS Cue Card - helping others
IELTS Cue Card - Describe something you do to help other people
IELTS Cue card - a prize you want to to win
IELTS Cue Card Describe a prize you would like to win
NEW IELTS Cue Cards 2017
NEW IELTS Cue Card 2017 - Describe some good news you gave to someone
IELTS Cue Cards 2017
IELTS Cue Card 2017 - Describe a disagreement you had with someone about a decision
IELTS Cue Cards 2017
IELTS Cue Card 2017
Describe a recent holiday
IELTS Cue Cards 2017
IELTS Cue Card 2017
Describe a quiet place you like
FULL IELTS Speaking Test Questions & Answers
2017 IELTS Speaking Exam
Full questions & answers
IELTS Speaking Topic Foreign Food
IELTS 2017 Cue Card
- an experience with foreign food
A child you spent time with
IELTS Cue Card 2017 Describe a time you spent with a child
A place where cell phones are prohibited
IELTS Cue Card 2017 Describe time when you couldn't use your cell phone
IELTS Cue card - Describe a small business you would like to open
IELTS Cue Card 2017 Describe a small business you would like to open
A popular place for swimming
IELTS Cue Card 2017 Describe a popular place where people go to swim
IELTS Cue card - something you want to learn more about
IELTS Cue Card 2017 Describe something you would like to learn more about
IELTS Cue Cards 2017
IELTS Cue Card 2017
Describe a time when you were angry about something
IELTS Cue card - something that made you laugh
IELTS Cue Card 2017 Describe something that made you laugh recently
IELTS Cue Cards 2017
IELTS Cue Card 2017
Describe a well paid job in...

Quick & Easy Tips to Improve Your IELTS Speaking